By Jason Haag
Turn on the TV.
It was barely 6 a.m. on the West Coast when the phone shattered the early morning quiet—Dad calling from back home in Virginia.
I’d just come off a 48-hour shift at Camp Pendleton, my first duty station as a... Read More
For years, my service dog Axel rarely left my side. Whether taking a quick trip to the gas station or boarding a plane bound for halfway across the country, Axel was there, a steady and steadfast presence who often recognized my symptoms of... Read More
The year I turned seven stands out as my most memorable childhood birthday. I was afflicted with chickenpox—a hard thing to forget. I remember running around outside my grandparents’ house on the Patuxent River in an oversized T-shirt with... Read More
“Only the dead have seen the end of war,” General Douglas MacArthur famously said in a speech at West Point nearly a decade and a half after the Allies defeated the Nazis.
Although the quote’s origins are still debated—maybe Plato said it... Read More
Community Reporter Molette Green spoke with a veteran about his service dog from the nonprofit, Leashes of Valor, and how “Monsoon” helps him every day. Watch the... Read More
By Caroline Patrickis, WJLA-TV
CHANTILLY, Va. (7News) — Honor Brewery in Chantilly is helping to change the lives of veterans in an upcoming event called Puppies and Beer which will help support future service dogs.
It’s all inspired by a... Read More
Leashes of Valor founder Jason Haag and Program Director Chris Bowers sit down with Ted Schubel of Town Talk to talk about our mission providing service dogs at no cost to veterans, our recent move to Fredericksburg, and how the community can get... Read More
‘Axel’s Place’ named for hero dog that inspired the nonprofit
Fredericksburg, Va. — Leashes of Valor, a national nonprofit that provides service dogs at no cost to wounded and disabled veterans, is proud to announce the purchase of a new... Read More
By Greg McQuade, CBS 6 News Richmond
Retired U.S. Marine Jason Haag counts his blessing daily. Deployed to war zones three times in seven years, Haag served two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan.
"The first time I got shot at my life changed... Read More
Hidden wounds take the longest to heal. Of course, we know this. It’s why we founded Leashes of Valor nearly six years ago. But knowing a thing—being certain of it—cannot prepare you for losing a friend to the unseen wounds of war we talk so... Read More
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